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b. 1983, Australia

Vincent Namatjira Related Press

Artists can’t help swearing in Just Not Australian Related Press Artists can’t help swearing in Just Not Australian 20 February 2019, Art Guide Australia

Nothing is what it used to be in the group show Just Not Australian. This is probably just as well, since the cultural artefacts that form much of the show's raw material are not always pretty. In works made over the last two decades, the 19 artists have used existing images, materials and meanings to reconstruct and critique Australian...

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Art Basel's buzziest exhibit makes fun of global despots Related Press Art Basel's buzziest exhibit makes fun of global despots 9 December 2018, Quartzy

It came as a serious shock to me when I rounded a corner at Art Basel Miami Beach, the world's largest contemporary art fair, and came face-to-face with Donald J. Trump.

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Photos | Weapons for the Soldier exhibition opening at Hazelhurst Related Press Photos | Weapons for the Soldier exhibition opening at Hazelhurst 15 November 2018, The Leader

On New Year's Eve 1915, 31-year-old William Joseph Punch from North Queensland joined up and went to war. Sent to northern France he was wounded twice, finally ending up in a military hospital in Britain. There on August 29, 1917, he died from pneumonia.

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'Youngfellas': artists come to grips with legacy of Indigenous servicemen Related Press 'Youngfellas': artists come to grips with legacy of Indigenous servicemen 9 November 2018, The Guardian

Vincent Namatjira and Kamurin Young are two of the "youngfellas" who belong to one of the most remote artistic collectives on earth, spanning a vast proportion of central Australia, larger than many European countries.

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Review: Speed north to Darwin to see the latest, most dynamic Indigenous art Related Press Review: Speed north to Darwin to see the latest, most dynamic Indigenous art 24 August 2018, The Sydney Morning Herald

A remarkable thing happened at this year's 35th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT): the stand-out work actually won the major prize. The annual circus of the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman may have given me a jaundiced view of art prizes, but it was...

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Archibald Prize 2018: A tough one to pick Related Press Archibald Prize 2018: A tough one to pick 16 May 2018, The Age

In 1988 there were 25 finalists in the Archibald Prize exhibition. By 1998 the tally had expanded to 29. By 2008 the trustees were hanging 40 portraits. This year there are no fewer than 59, up from 46 in 2017. The duration of the show is also increasing, with the 2018 version running for a month longer than its predecessor. Are we to assume the...

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TarraWarra Biennial: Endless Circulation Related Press TarraWarra Biennial: Endless Circulation 25 August 2016, Arts Review

Inaugurated in 2006 as a platform for identifying new trends in contemporary Australian art through an experimental curatorial platform, the 5th TarraWarra Biennial is currently on display until 6 November 2016.

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Younger Namatjira breaks from family style with bold, fresh paintings Related Press Younger Namatjira breaks from family style with bold, fresh paintings 15 July 2015, ABC News

Albert Namatjira's stunning water colour landscapes are among the most iconic images of Central Australia. He was the first Indigenous painter to be accepted by white Australia, and the first Aboriginal person to become a citizen. To this day, most of his descendants maintain his famous 'Hermannsburg' style. All except one....

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Brush with greatness in the APY Lands Related Press Brush with greatness in the APY Lands 10 August 2013, The Advertiser

SAWEEKEND was invited to Indulkana in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands to meet emerging artists, among them Vincent Namatjira. "He's not here." They are not the words I want to hear. We've driven 1000km through the heart of South Australia, spun past Port Augusta, clocked up driver's fatigue along the Stuart Highway...

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